1928 – Innovation: The St. Lawrence Seaway
Hubert Haskell Peavey, business owner and U.S. Congressman, sold president Roosevelt on the idea of building the Seaway that after years of political debate, eventually became a reality. The seaway is the only system of locks, canals and channels that permit ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes. H.H. Peavey was the father of Lynn Peavey.